Norman Cropp


Norman LaVerne Cropp, 87, of Ottumwa, died at 7:15 a.m. February 16, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

He was born April 17, 1934 in Ottumwa to Floyd and Maude Pitts Cropp Sr.

Norman was a veteran of the US Army.

He worked for John Morrell & Co. for 24 years and for John Deere Ottumwa Works for 18 years, retiring in 1992.

Surviving is his son, Donald Michael Reader of Des Moines; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Floyd Cropp Jr. S.T. Cropp, Maxine Cropp and Evelyn White; and a niece, Sandra Cropp.

His body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 23rd at Reece Funeral Home with Chaplain Doug McAntire officiating. Inurnment will be in Shaul Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.

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